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Max William Dahm

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Kenneth Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31535

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Syracuse 8/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Y] Kimbolton 24/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Adams, Co-pilot: Jack Bowden, Navigator: Vince Morkus, Bombardier: Leon...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Everett, Washington, USA 6 April 1919
Enlisted Tacoma, WA 8 October 1942

Tacoma, Washington

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 30 January 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 30 January 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted Seattle, WA 15 November 1946

Seattle, Washingtom

Discharged USAF 30 November 1963

Honourable discharge.

Died 12 November 1974
Buried Evergreen Cemetery Everett, Snohomish County, WA 15 November 1974

Evergreen Cemetery
Everett, Snohomish County, Washington

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2021 15:27:48 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98986286/max-william-dahm

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2021 21:26:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2020 17:44:26 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28747225
https://www.fold3.com/image/638860271
https://www.fold3.com/record/72342118-max-dahm
https://www.fold3.com/record/90841152-max-w-dahm
https://www.fold3.com/record/90841154-max-w-dahm
https://www.fold3.com/record/626460775-max-dahm-1919
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/98986286/max-william-dahm

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2020 23:04:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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